Major European cities are experiencing a wave of devastating terrorist attacks, highlighting the continuing threat extremists pose to Europe and the rest of the international community.
Last week, Russian-born Chechen Abdoulakh Anzorov stabbed and decapitated a school teacher in a street in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. According to French officials, the 18 year-old attacker targeted Samuel Paty after Paty showed...
Last week, a man wielding a butcher’s knife stabbed two bystanders outside of the former offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where assailants affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) killed 12 people in January 2015...
Extremist Content Online: Pro-Al-Qaeda Group Encourages Attacks Following Charlie Hebdo Comic Republication
The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, a media group affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian...
Anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attack: European states need to take responsibility for returning foreign terrorist fighters
On the fifth anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack in France, Jean-Charles Brisard, senior advisor to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and President of the Center for the Analysis of Terrorism, warns against underestimating the risk posed by...
The arrest of Peter Cherif, one of Frances most-wanted terrorist suspects, may shed light on the planning of the deadly attacks at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and at a kosher supermarket four years ago. Cherif, a member of al-Qaeda in the...
CEP released updated resources today on the third anniversary of the deadly attacks carried out at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and at a kosher supermarket in Paris by three gunmen.
Two years after the horrific and deadly attacks at a satirical magazine and a kosher supermarket in Paris, France continues to struggle with persistent and ever more deadly extremist violence. Armed with assault rifles, submachine guns, pistols, and...
- Right-wing Extremism
- National Front
- Golden Dawn
- Forza Nuova
- Charlie Hebdo
- Political Party
It’s no secret that right-wing groups in Europe are gaining momentum. Organizations and political parties such as France’s National Front, Hungary’s Jobbik, Greek's Golden Dawn and Italy’s Forza Nuova are gaining popularity as the people of Europe...
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On November 29, 2020, an assailant detonated an explosives-filled military vehicle on an Afghan army base, killing at least 31 and wounding 24.
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Somali forces today stormed the Villa Rosa hotel in Mogadishu, where al-Shabaab militants had taken siege for more… https://t.co/YYULNYQd0n
Lastly, the infamous case of the American who traveled to Somalia in 2005 to join al-Shabaab. The reward for Jehad… https://t.co/SpRSmHumor
The State Dept. also announced that the reward leading to the capture of current emir of the terror group, Ahmed Di… https://t.co/xbUldySrn3
On November 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program doubled their reward—now $10 milli… https://t.co/rUdBefiUth
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